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George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A Great Place for a Wander

We have been bringing our children here since they were little because there is nothing better than... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
A slushy, blue sky day

It was my first time visit and I did expect the conditions to be slushy so had good waterproof... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
White Rock, Canada
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“sandhill cranes”(39 reviews)
“feed the ducks”(16 reviews)
“canada geese”(12 reviews)
Situated upon 850 acres along the Fraser estuary at the mouth of the Fraser River, the George C. Reifel Migratory bird sanctuary is a must for birding enthusiasts. Easy hiking trails, bird blinds, and panoramic views await. See eagles, owls, hawks...more
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5191 Robertson Rd, Delta, British Columbia V4K 3N2, Canada
+1 604-946-6980
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All reviews sandhill cranes feed the ducks canada geese different species great place to visit sunflower seeds nominal fee picnic area per adult nature lovers different times of the year fresh air nice walk maintained trails carp fish family membership for sale
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been bringing our children here since they were little because there is nothing better than feeding ducks. We have a tradition to always come here on Christmas Day after the present opening and before the big feast. It is a lovely place to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Janemccall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first time visit and I did expect the conditions to be slushy so had good waterproof hiking boots and my hand camera just in case I saw a bird or more! Well I was greeted my no less than a hundred ducks...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Edmanvan
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

Great location for bird watching any time of the year. Nice easy trails, perfect even for people like me who's recovering surgery. Perfect place to take the kids so that they can spend some time with nature.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 136ChrisH
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Great spot for beginner to expert birders and nature lovers. The walking trails are easy. Feeding so many birds may be controversial but I believe it helps folks connect with nature. I've been out in nature for 65 years but still get a thrill when...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lepilemur
Reviewed 12 February 2019

The Reifel Bird Sanctuary near Ladner, BC is a premier site for seeing migratory birds and waterfowl. The habitat is spectacular and access is controlled so that bird watchers do not overwhelm the shyer species. There are lots of good walks and lots of birds,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GeoEng51
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

Saw Sandhill Cranes walk directly past on the path. Learned about many types of ducks and dozens of other bird species. Lovely trails.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Julie A
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Hadn't been here for a while, but love the place to get out for a nice walk amongst the birds - so much so, bought a Yearly Family membership!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ian W
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Walk through the forest....past the Fraser River....out on a walkway...see birds...feed birds (feed for sale there) ...short or long east walk....look down on the Massey funnel (which most of us do)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Larry F
Reviewed 2 January 2019

..I never quite imagined going to a bird sanctuary to find so many mallards you're nearly tripping over them. And, feeding the chickadees and red-winged blackbirds by hand was definitely a neat novelty, but I can't help but feel like it's not exactly the best...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bradalad
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This is an attractive facility with ponds and scenery. We saw about every species of duck there is, a tiny black bird, and two larger black birds. In November it's reminiscent of a duck farm. There is a sparsely stocked gift shop and they sell...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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11 July 2016|
Response from lifeduka | Reviewed this property |
Adult $5, children $3. A very good value. Cheers.
Carl K
8 February 2015|
Response from AndrewK508 |
There is no way of getting there using public transit, not even if you were willing to walk quite a bit. Public transit doesn't go out there because very few people live there (it's on an island that is mostly used for... More